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GPSMAP 296 builds on the tradition of Garmin aviation handhelds
like the GPSMAP 196 and GPSMAP
295. New features like terrain cautions and alerts, sectional
chart-like topographic data, a built-in obstacle database of the
U.S., and a transparent navigation arc view for course, speed,
and distance information lead the list of advances. The GPSMAP
296 also features USB data transfer, faster processing speed,
and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. Press a button, and
you have your choice of the unit's automotive or marine modes.
delivers terrain awareness in an intuitive Terrain mode on the GPSMAP 296. The
unit combines GPS position, GPS altitude and topographical mapping to give pilots
a vivid depiction of potential terrain hazards.
gain terrain awareness in a number of ways:
GPSMAP 296 is designed to move seamlessly between an aircraft, vehicle,
and obstacle information
By using visual cues and tone alerts, pilots
can be aware of potentially dangerous terrain or obstacle conflicts along the
current flight path. The unit also offers a configurable look-ahead warning function
which gives the pilot additional time to make critical decisions.
The pilot can set the minimum limits to receive terrain cautions.
The unit then presents potential hazards in yellow (to indicate ground proximity
of 500-1000 feet) and red (to indicate ground proximity of 100 feet or less).
Users can view the elevation or relative altitude
of any obstacle (towers, buildings, etc.) within the unit's built-in database.
(This feature is only available with the Americas version.)
Terrain proximity cautions and alerts pop up as digital thumbnail images
in the lower left-hand corner of any page whenever a potential hazard conflict
Provides automatic route generation, turn-by-turn guidance, and
voice prompts, plus a built-in worldwide database of borders and
major cities. The optional Auto Kit includes two mounts, a
cigarette-lighter adapter with speaker output, a 128-MB data
card, and a MapSource
City Select CD-ROM or MetroGuide
Canada for detailed mapping and address lookup capabilities.
Features a worldwide marine database and U.S. tide data. When used
with data from a MapSource BlueChart CD-ROM, the unit displays such
information as depth contours, inter-tidal zones, spot soundings,
wrecks, navaids, port plans, restricted areas, cable areas, anchorages,
and much more.
WAAS-capable GPS receiver for enhanced lateral/vertical
Sunlight readable, high-resolution, 256-color TFT display
3.8"-diagonal 480 x 320 pixels
5.7" W x 3.2" H x 1.9" D unit dimensions
200-MHz processor for fast redraw and routing
Up to 15 hours battery life (typical use backlight conditions);
8 hours full backlight brightness
lithium-ion battery pack
GA 26C remote antenna
Automotive and marine modes for easy navigation in a vehicle
Detailed basemap includes highways, major roads, borders,
rivers, lakes, and tide stations
Accepts data from Garmin's
Garmin data cards and pre-programmed
15/11 (text/voice) languages
Waterproof to IEC 60529 IPX7 standards (submersible in 1
meter of water for up to 30 minutes)
Weighs just 12 ounces
50 reversible routes (300 waypoints each), 15 saved tracks
(700 trackpoints each), TracBack® technology, 3000 waypoints with
graphical icon identification
Adjustable quad-helix receiving antenna with remote antenna
Voice prompt guidance when the 12-volt
/ speaker cable is connected
Separate serial and USB interfaces; 2 RS-232 serial ports
|GPSMAP 296 Americas
Includes the United States,
Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America, and
covers an area from W180 to W30 Longitude, S60 to N72 Latitude.
Also included is a high-level worldwide map with political boundaries
and major cities.
|GPSMAP 296 Atlantic
Includes Europe, extreme western
Russia, Africa, and the Middle East, and covers an area from
N75 to S60 Latitude, W30 to E60 Longitude. Also included is a high-level
worldwide map with political boundaries and major cities.
|GPSMAP 296 Pacific
Pacific Autoroute basemap
Includes Asia, Australia,
and Oceania, and covers an area from E60 to E180 Longitude,
S60 to N75 Latitude.